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Monday, March 02, 2009

Good wolves versus bad wolves

PBS's Nature recently aired a program on the wolf packs that have been reintroduced to Yellowstone. It was an intense program, on a par with the program they did about the rivalry between African lions and hyenas.

Wolves are nasty customers. The problem with the show was that the producers decided to make one wolf pack, "the Druids" the good guys and the other pack, "the Slough Creeks," the bad guys. They succeeded.

The Druids were portrayed as somewhat "gentle" and "tolerant" of scavengers and interlopers, making them seem the superior pack. You rooted for them right away.

The photographer filmed amazing footage of the Slough Creek wolves driving off the Druids from their choice hunting grounds. Later, the Slough wolves mercilessly attack a coyote, who makes the mistake of trying to scavenge their kill. Something he was formerly allowed to do, within reason, by the Druids.

The really choice bit of the story is when a black wolf the filmmakers call "Casanova" comes to hang around the periphery of the Druids' territory and one of the teenage wolf bitches, who is clearly enamoured of him, goes against parental wishes to "get with him."

The parallels to human behavior are all too clear in this documentary. One wonders why lefties love wolves so much, when much of wolf behavior consists of the very worst that humans are capable of.

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At 11:44 AM , Blogger staghounds said...

That hyena/lion thing was spectacular!

Lefties love wolves because they want to be the bitches in the wolf pack.

Able to predate on everything below them in the food chain, yet protected from those above for merely submitting to the Alpha's demands.

No hard decisions, just give it up now and then and the path stays smooth.

At 4:53 PM , Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

Truer words you have never spoken Staggy. My ex was a rafting guide with a group of far left vegetarian do-gooders. A new director took over the rafting group which took inner city and disabled people on rafting trips. The new guy was a meat eating he-man from Alabama with a hot southern drawl. You should have seen the hippy chicks. They were drooling and dripping all over the place and competing hard for this guy's attention. They could not have been hotter for this guy if he had been a death row prisoner, another type of alpha he-man the hippy chicks like to give it up for.


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